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EDU 203 Educational Psychology
FA 2009 HO
M, W: 10-2; T: 2:30-3:30
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Textbook: Ormrod, Jeanne (2006). Educational Psychology. 6th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
• Additional course readings will be supplemented throughout the semester. If not provided in class or on the course website, these readings will be on reserve at the McAfee Library.
Required: All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:
1. Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation.
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2. Send an email to Carol Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
· Your Name
· The Contract Period you wish to purchase
· Your student identification number
3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
4. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (email@example.com), requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: In a safe environment which fosters collaboration, critical thinking, group and individual problem-solving and especially reflection, all students learn to apply newly learned theories and concepts of the subject at hand to the practice of teaching in a practical, efficient way.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Student learning will be assessed by way of a final paper project; two exams which correlate with Park University's School for Education portfolio rubric and performance indicators, electronic essay assignments; two presentations, attendance and active participation in activities and discussions.
A = 720-800 points C = 560-639 points
B = 640-719 points D = 480-559 points
E-Entries 8 at 20 points 160pts 20%
Exams 2 at 40 points 80pts 10%
Edited Exams 2 at 20 points 40pts 5%
Quizzes 4 at 10 points 40pts 5%
Final Project 200 points 200pts 25%
Prospectus (Topic) 25 points
Research Assignment 25 points
Final Paper 100 points
Final Presentation 50 points
Individual Presentation 1 at 40 points 40pts 5%
Individual Handout 1 at 40 points 40pts 5%
Participation/Attendance 200 points 25%
E-Companion: In order to succeed in this course, you must be minimally proficient in the use of E-Companion. All E-Entries and Exams MUST be submitted through their respective E-companion Drop Boxes, and grades will be updated regularly and available for your viewing. All handouts and power point presentations will be available on the E-companion course site.
Note: Assignments that are turned in incorrectly will not be accepted. Therefore, it is imperative that you learn to navigate the course website, that you complete assignments early, and that you reread the syllabus as necessary to ensure proper submission!
Late Submission of Course Materials: I do not accept late work. Because of the amount of work required for this class, I highly recommend you tackle each assignment as soon as it is posted, allowing time for any technological “glitches” that might arise. Most assignments will be submitted through email or E-companion, however exceptions may be made on occasion if necessary (e.g. If your computer dies, you are more than welcome to submit a paper copy to me – as long as it is received on time).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Pair and group discussions are a crucial component of our class. In order for these conversations to be as fruitful as possible, you are expected to be respectful of one another, open to your colleagues' ideas and perspectives, and ready to talk about given topics in a professional manner.
Text Messaging/ Cell Phone Use: Please refrain from text messaging during class, as it is a major distraction to the professor as well as to your neighbors. Active participation is a course requirement and if you are distracted by incoming text messages you are unable to fully benefit from course discussions and presentations and thereby will receive an absence for that class. I understand that on occasion you may need to make or take an emergency phone call. If such a situation arises, please try to alert me of this possibility before class, and please leave the classroom in order to do so.
Due 8/27 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #1
Ormrod, Chapter 2
Development of Self, Social Skills, and Morality
Ormrod, Chapter 3
Due 9/03 (5:00 pm) Quiz 1
Individual Differences/ Special Needs
Due 9/10 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #2
Ormrod, Chapters 4 & 5
Discuss EXAM #1
Due: Individual Presentations and Handouts
Due 9/17 (5:00 pm): Quiz 2
Due 9/24 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #3
Due Sunday, 9/27 (5:00 pm) EXAM #1
Difference - From Theory to Practice
Cognitive Psychology - How People Learn
Ormrod, Chapters 6 & 7
Cognitive Psychology, continued
Due 10/08 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #4
Due 10/01 (5:00 pm): Quiz 3
Discuss FINAL PROJECT, In Class Research Synthesis Activity
FALL BREAK - NO CLASS
Discuss EXAM #2
Due 10/22 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #5
Due 10/22 (5:00 pm): Edited Exam #1, UPLOADED TO FOLIOTEK
Ormrod, Chapters 11 & 12
Due 11/05: Prospectus of Final Project (MUST BE APPROVED BY THIS DATE)
Due 11/12 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #6
Due 11/12 (5:00 pm): Quiz 4
Fear & Safety - Affects on Learning
Due Sunday, 11/23 (5:00 pm): EXAM #2
Creating a Positive Learning Environment - Classroom Culture and Climate
Ormrod, Chapters 13 & 14
Due 11/24 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #7
THANKSGIVING - NO CLASS
Due 12/03 (5:00 pm): Edited Exam #2
Due 12/08 (5:00 pm): E-Entry #8
Due 12/10 (5:00 pm) FINAL PAPER
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Attendance: As active participation is a course requirement, attendance is mandatory and worth ¼ of your final grade (100 points). You will receive 4 point deductions for each of your first 2 absences and 8 point deductions for each additional absence. As I do not give excused absences, I recommend you save your absences for emergencies!
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:8/18/2009 8:37:05 AM